Friday, March 5, 2010

Hydroponic success & Syngonium podophyllum

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I decided to pot up a few smaller containers of my Syngonium I'd been using the root my cuttings into a nicer looking, easier to look after single pot. I figured there must be some good root growth going on because there was pretty ok growth in general but my biggest cutting was in a small cup that wasn't clear so I couldn't see the roots.

Nice roots!

I put this, another smaller cutting, a third tiny cutting, a brand new cutting and a section from the most recently cut branch horizontally just under the surface of the hydroton (mostly for stability - the hydroton near the surface should stay fairly dry and air flow should be excellent so I'm not worried about rot).

All potted up. I will find a nice decorative pot that fits a little better for it than this. Good use for a nice pot with no drainage hole though.

As you might be able to see in the picture above it's planted in a large deli container. I made the reservoir around 1" to 1 1/2" tall.


  1. Excellent work. Are those some type of terracotta pottery beads instead of soil? Matti

  2. Basically. Hydronton is a type of Light Expanded Clay Aggregate (LECA) that absorbs and wicks water easily while maintaining good air movement around the roots.

    I think it would be a little more porous than terracotta...


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